TAQA Awards / Certificate Level 3

Course Overview

The TAQA level 3 Training qualifications for individuals working in or looking to work in assessment and Internal Quality Assurance. There are three awards and a certificate available at level 3

  • Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (6317-30)
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (6317-31)
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (6317-32)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (6317-32)
Course Content

The award or certificate is introduced over a series of 3 hour lectures, followed by one- to- one tutorials and self-directed study. It prepares Verifiers to meet the requirements of the qualification. These sessions will help individuals to develop and demonstrate competence in co-ordinating the assessment process alongside assuring the quality of assessment. It prepares a Verifier to develop their knowledge and skills in order that they may provide effective Internal Quality Assurance.

Entry Requirements

For the Award/Certificate, you will need to have learners that you can asssess in the workplace, The TAQA award/certificate is suitable for those who work, or want to work as:

  • Assessors/Teachers/Trainers/Tutors in the Lifelong Learning Sector and Adult/Community Education
  • Assessors/Trainers of personnel in commerce, industry, public and voluntary sectors.

Provided they are qualified in the subject they intend to assess by virtue of holding an appropriate professional qualification or employed in a training/teaching role with over 3 years experience. Evidence of this will be required.

Assessment Methods

You will be required to produce a e-portfolio of evidence comprising work products and evidence of underpinning knowledge and skills. This is split into two sections, the evidence matrix and the learner summative assessor statement. Trainee assessors are expected to demonstrate knowledge of assessment. They will also be expected to carry out a minimum four assessments that examine the skills, knowledge and understanding of your two candidates. The assessments should include checking prior learning, observation of practice and work products, questioning and discussions. You are free to use any other appropriate additional assessment methods.

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